Facial Nanofat Treatment

Aging of the skin is a multifactorial process that involves intrinsic and extrinsic factors that is attributed to spontaneous skin degeneration with age (reduction in collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid with decrease in dermal thickness), chronic sun exposure, mechanical elements (repetitive facial movements and gravity), and pollution. Nanofat contains adipose derived stem cells capable of rejuvenating the skin. Nanofat targets fine lines and skin texture by increasing dermis thickness and neo-vascularization in photoaged skin. In medical published articles, Nanofat has demonstrated that improves wrinkles, discolorations, scars, and skin texture and dark circles around eyes. Nanofat treatment is the last trend in prejuvenation in young patient and rejuvenation in middle-age patient.

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If you would like to learn more about having a Nanofat Treatment that will suit you best, we invite you to meet with Dr.Srikanth Yadav Puligilla for a private consultation at our office.
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What is Nanofat Treatment?

Nanofat treatment has added a whole new dimension to cosmetic treatments. Nanofat is processed from your own undesired fat from your body, then is injected in the epidermis to rejuvenate and improve skin texture. As a conclusion, it is a liposuction from another area, then by using a specific system to collect the stem cells from fat, they are injected as a mesotherapy treatment in the skin.

Who is a candidate for Facial Nanofat Treatment?

Every patient could be candidate for this treatment. All patient with body excess fat in another areas could be liposuctioned, processed their fat to get the stem cells and and then injected in the skin. It is used for skin rejuvenation or treatment of Dark Circles around eyes or improving scars.
What should I expect from my consultation?

During your consultation, you will learn about the treatment, its limitations and risks, and discuss your needs and concerns. This will help Dr.Srikanth Yadav Puligilla understand your expectations and determine whether they realistically can be achieved. Dr.Srikanth Yadav Puligilla will carefully examine your face to assess the problem and determine what type of procedure would best maximize your result. After your consultation we will take photographs for your medical record and we will discuss the surgery fees and scheduling dates. You should come to the consultation prepared to discuss your medical history. Also provide information about any medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments you have received, previous surgeries and medications that you currently take.
Nanofat Transfer Technique

Fat cells are gently removed from the abdomen or thighs or any area with excess fat. This fat is prepared and processed to get from it the Adipose Derived Stem Cells that your own fat contains. This processed stem cells are then injected in the face to restore the addressed problem. These stem cells are natural and from your own body and will not be rejected. Nanofat treatment can be performed under local anesthesia or sedation and depends on the patient desire.

What May be Achieved With Fat Transfer?

A multitude of areas can be enhanced. Lips can be augmented, the nasolabial folds can be filled, hollows under the eyes can be filled, and cheekbones and jaw lines can be made more prominent. It has also been used effectively to improve atrophic aging of the hands, and post-surgical and post-trauma defects.

The net effect of Fat Transfer is a more natural rejuvenation without any hint of a “stretched” look. By using one’s own tissues, allergic reactions and side effects that can be seen with other filling materials are minimized. Improved contour of the donor area is an added benefit. Some patients choose to proceed with contour liposuction on various areas as well.

Fat transfer is long lasting but results vary for each individual patient. People metabolize the transferred fat at different rates. Different recipient areas respond differently to injected fat. For example, cheeks ten to hold onto fat better than the mouth area. Fat transfer can last from 4 months to years on many patients. Fat transfer can be repeated if necessary and results can be further enhanced with other injectable fillers.

Types of Fat Grafting

We have 4 Types of Fat Grafting, and they depend on the processing method after harvesting.

• Microfat (small parts of fat injected with cannula) that act as volumization fillers to fill and give volume to areas with volume loss.

• SNIF (small parts of fat injected with needle) that acts as a small filler to improve areas with deep creases.

• SNIE (small micro-emulsified fat injected with needle) that acts as a extra-small filler to improve areas with superficial creases.

• Nanofat (Adipose derived Stem Cells) that acts to rejuvenate the skin, enhance dark circles around eyes, and improve scars.

What to avoid before surgery?

It is vitally important to avoid all blood thinning medications/supplements for 2 weeks prior to surgery. This includes any aspirin or aspirin-containing products as well as any anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen or naproxen (including Motrin, Aleve and Advil). It is generally fine to be take Tylenol (Acetaminophen). Avoid supplements such as Vitamin E including multi vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids such as fish oil and flax seed oil. You will be given a complete list of medications/supplements to avoid at your pre op. All these medications can contribute to bleeding problems following surgery and can increase the amount of bruising.
Recovery

All our patient are prepared by Dr.Srikanth Yadav Puligilla with the Pre / Post surgical preparation program to enhance a quick recovery. Following fat graft procedures, you will go home on the same day. If the fat grafts are performed as an isolated procedure, Dr.Srikanth Yadav Puligilla suggests taking two or three days before returning to work, however many are able to return to work the following day. When the fat graft procedure is used to correct moderate or substantial lines, folds, or areas of deficiency, or in conjunction with other facial or body contouring procedures, the return to work may range from seven to fourteen days. Swelling is very common after fat transfer or autologous fat grafts, and often resolves after two weeks, however it may take up to 12 weeks for the final results of the fat graft procedure to be evident. Light aerobic activity (elliptical, walking, bicycle) may be resumed as early as four to five days following fat grafts, and more strenuous activity at two to three weeks.

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